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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 15, 2019 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

Whatever experience others may have had w CLIFF, here at the Forum or elsewhere, you have to admit he loved the DEAD, and enjoyed writing/discussing the early era...I was always on his good side simply by my love of 68, and I probably adopted the all caps habit from him as well...never been a wine drinker, however.

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 15, 2019 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

His zest for the spring of that year is infectious. He makes some great points such as the undeniable, uniformly high energy to the music- with him pointing out how he believes it the result of how much fun they were having. (How many listless performances much later on were the direct result of nobody having absolutely any? I think as much was said at times.)

I'm not a wine guy either but do know they're very big on the whole terroir thing, and what I believe Cliff is talking about in that excerpted passage is the terroir of the music from that spring. It really was unique and 'of it's time and place.' I've always busied myself arguing how they're so clearly even stronger come fall ('cause *that's* when Keith finally settles in dammit!), but what he's saying above is don't throw the baby out with the bathwater on that- the spring sound is singular and to be championed. He certainly does a terrific job of that for my money.


This post was modified by Reade on 2019-04-16 00:48:32

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 15, 2019 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

Whatever happened to him ? Sad to see so many of the voices here fade away . His E72 notebook is a great tool . His insight into the jams was special .

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Poster: billydlions Date: Apr 15, 2019 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

Its amazing how many of the same posters are still here 9 years later. Cliff hasn’t been around in many years but I have no idea why.

This post was modified by billydlions on 2019-04-15 21:08:59

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Apr 15, 2019 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

Cause no one will talk to us at home.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 15, 2019 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

It'll be truly pathetic when I turn to Mrs Tell and say"I am going to chat with my friends at the Forum"

Oh... wait... I did say that in 2006.

;)

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Poster: billydlions Date: Apr 15, 2019 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 15th

Mrs Tell is probably thrilled you have someone to talk to so she doesn't have to listen to you complain about your ailments.

Speaking from experience...

Another great show from TDIH:

https://archive.org/details/gd70-04-15.sbd.kaplan.14354.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 17, 2019 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

DD ~ He was decapitated during a heli-skiing accident over the southern Adirondack Mountain range. His headless body fell ass over tea cup for miles, til it ended in the Atlantic ocean full of man eating, over fished, Blue fin Tuna. He was a great reviewer though. I'd give him 95+ pts

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 17, 2019 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

A pissed off tuna can be nasty.

Recall Bob's old joke about the difference between a piano and a fish?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 17, 2019 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

Prolly why tuning took so long. Waiting for the perfect sandwich. Don’t feel bad - the Bluefin gave D a solid core 98 points

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 17, 2019 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

Excellent.

I should make clear that Bob in fact, was repeating a joke from a fan (Harding Theatre)

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Apr 17, 2019 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

Tell em Charlie sent you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UM3JpcBHzY

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Apr 17, 2019 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

A wowie story for sure. Sounds like a lot of here may have been influenced by there.

https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_379b80d4-6e4d-11e8-91c4-03baf0fec736.html

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 18, 2019 5:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

Amazing find, DH. Your here/there take seems spot on, plus now it seems clear that the E72 Notebook diamond was formed, as diamonds are, given exceptional circumstances..

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 18, 2019 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Cliff's Journey

Nice article on Cliff (aka Dennis) that gives a rather honest look at his past, including some poor decisions that hurt some people:

https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_379b80d4-6e4d-11e8-91c4-03baf0fec736.html

He was a valued participant here, giving some outstanding reviews and show suggestions that were almost always spot-on. Sounds like he's had some real ups and downs over the past few years, but appears to have come out OK. Would be nice to read that he eventually reaches out to those he took advantage of and made an attempt to make things right, but maybe he already has. Regardless, I'm all about second (and maybe third?) chances. Hope his life is on track and he's found happiness.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 18, 2019 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cliff's Journey

Thank you . Had no idea . Hope it works out for him .

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 11, 2019 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cliff's Journey

Thanks for this. I liked cliffs contributions. I knew a little about it but bit this detailed. Cliffs biggest contribution to the forum was his idea to use the wine rating system and apply it to gd reviews of shows

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Apr 23, 2019 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cliff's Journey

"He was fined $250,000 for fisheries violations after refusing to snitch on the supplier and fishermen"

Just reminds me of Dylan's take on JOEY